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Kaiser Maximilian I in travel dress on horseback

Hans Holbein the Elder1510 - 1513

Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Berlin, Germany

‘The great Kaiser Maximilian’ as Holbein later wrote on the sketch – probably as observed during a ride through the streets of Augsburg. The draughtsman was looking from a somewhat elevated position, possibly from a window in his house; it is touching to see such an authentic, because fully unpretentious, snapshot of the much-honoured emperor of the Age of Dürer. Although Maximilian certainly had a sense for pomp and took the dignity of his family very seriously, he also often enjoyed appearing under a more modest aspect.

Details

  • Title: Kaiser Maximilian I in travel dress on horseback
  • Creator: Hans Holbein the Elder
  • Date: 1510 - 1513
  • Physical Dimensions: w9.4 x h15.9 cm
  • Type: Paper
  • Medium: Silverpoint with white highlights on white prepared paper
  • Inv.-No.: KdZ 2509 recto
  • ISIL no.: DE-MUS-018511
  • External Link: Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
  • Copyright: Photo © bpk - Photo Agency / Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Jörg P. Anders │ Text © Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz / Hans Mielke
  • Collection: Kupferstichkabinett, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin - Preußischer Kulturbesitz
  • Artist Place of Death: Isenheim, Germany
  • Artist Place of Birth: Augsburg, Germany
  • Artist Gender: Male
  • Artist Dates: 1465 - 1524

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